|Thursday, 30 June 2005|
|This is a school flute, that has over 67 dents, I stopped counting after that!! The action that caused the denting also left many of the tone holes out of round, posts and rods bent. Needless to say it doesn't play and very few of the keys even move.|
Now the school has to buy a new flute for $350-600 even just buying the body would be over $150usd plus the cost of refitting, perhaps there is a better solution?
See what the flute looks like after $150 of work.
First the dents were pushed out with a mandrel. Then I used dent hammers( though not on tapered parts of the tube), dent rollers and burnishers, finishing with buffing and washing.
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